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Egypt kills senior leader of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis
Egypt kills senior leader of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed several deadly attacks against the Egyptian army, including a failed September assassination attempt on the life of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

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The Egyptian army on Monday killed a senior leader of al-Qaeda-linked Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group in North Sinai.

Ibrahim Mohamed Freg, aka Abu Suhaib, was killed in an ambush in Sheikh Zuweid city, army spokesman Ahmed Mohamed said in a Facebook statement.

He said man died in an exchange of fire with army troops on a road leading to al-Touma village.

Another armed man was arrested.

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed several deadly attacks against Egyptian army and security forces, including a failed September assassination attempt on the life of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

Sinai has been at the center of heightened violence against police and army personnel since the July 3 ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected leader, by the army.



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